Anthony Mackie, better known as the Falcon from Captain America: The Winter Soldier, is this week’s MOC Monday highlight!
Why? Well, we could talk about his great acting skills and charisma, but we could also talk about the awesome stuff he said about recognition in the comic book world at Wizard World Comic Con Chicago 2014.
“When they announced that Falcon was going to be Cap in the comic book…the internet went crazy! ‘Marvel and their liberal jargon, and stupid Marvel, and I’m tired of–Thor’s a woman, and she’s stupid.’ But the thing is that’s so funny; the first Cap was a black dude. He was a Tuskegee Airman. And, before this, the Falcon was Cap once before. So, for you to say now, ‘they’re making him black because of Obama,’ it’s like, dude, you need to read, because you ahve no idea what you’re talking about. And I feel like that kind of ridiculousness is what’s holding us back, as a group of people who are trying to create something great in the name of art.”
He also said this at Wizard World:
“I think its social responsibility. I think it’s our responsibility to stand up and say what we want. It think if you look at television in the past two years, it’s becoming the decade of the female. Like, all these new shows with female leads. Even if you look at television, as well as cable, as well as films, there’s been a resurgence, as far as the leading woman in Hollywood, which is great. And I think we’re also at the point now…you know, it’s interesting…”
You can see the .gifs of the top quote at this Tumblr page.
What do you think about Mackie? Do you love how he knows his Marvel lore? Do you admire how he sticks up for representation in the media? Give your opinions in the comments section below!
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